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Manifold song .. wrong season .. somehow still appropriate

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Barry75

05-07-2014 06:59:37




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Decided to finally wrestle off the badly rusted manifold on my 1370. Not fun. Decided to make a song out of it.

12 rusted nuts,
11 studs unbroken,
10 lb maul whacks,
9 fingers uninjured,
8 chickens watching,
7 filters to replace, 6 exhaust ports,
5 cylinders firing,
4 turbo studs, 3 spreader bolts,
2 frustrated brothers,
and 1 removed manifold!!!

Oh, and 0 collateral damage fires from 2 torches!

Now the misfiring cylinder is solved but just recently, so threw that in for good measure :-). Filters getting replaced today. Dropping manifold off at a machine shop to be planed and have a couple old cracks on the ears welded up and drilled back out.

I cannot believe how difficult that was to remove!

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1370rod

05-07-2014 19:09:29




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 Re: Manifold song .. wrong season .. somehow still appropriate in reply to Barry75, 05-07-2014 06:59:37  
I would toss that manifold as far as you can and don't look back. For what you are going to spend on repairs you can almost buy a new one and you will still have a crappy manifold when its done. Even after it is planed it will not fit over the studs with out pounding back on, the damn things warp bad and the center sections crack. The new after market ones have worked well for me and some have been on 20 yrs now. I reuse them if they don't need planning, clean and free of cracks. For every one I reuse, bet I toss two. When they come off as you described I would not spend a nickel on it, that's my two cents, Rod.

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JT's RandR

05-07-2014 15:48:06




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 Re: Manifold song .. wrong season .. somehow still appropriate in reply to Barry75, 05-07-2014 06:59:37  
We had one on our 2590 that was the same way. Spent three fourths of a day just trying to get the manifold off.



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JMS/.MN

05-07-2014 17:07:44




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 Re: Manifold song .. wrong season .. somehow still appropriate in reply to JT's RandR, 05-07-2014 15:48:06  
Local JD tech heard the song in the shop about "working 7 hours on a JD tractor"..... .yelled out for all to hear: And that was just to get the hood off!



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Barry75

05-07-2014 16:47:52




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 Re: Manifold song .. wrong season .. somehow still appropriate in reply to JT's RandR, 05-07-2014 15:48:06  
We had to side drill / split every nut, and even then had to chisel them off the studs after splitting! Made felt washers and put them put tight to the stud/manifold, then soaked them with Kroil as needed over a week. Used 1/2" bolts with long nuts on them as "spreaders" to push the manifold away from the heads, pressing against the flanges where the coolant manifold bolts on. Even with all of that had to use pry bars, two torches, a 10 lb maul for whacking, and a whole lot of cussing!

Yep, took 2-3 hours to drill/split/chisel the nuts a week ago, and another 3-4 hours last night to get the blasted thing off!

We're cutting the turbo studs. Going to drill and helicoil in new studs. Rest of tractor is quite nice. Surprised at how bad the exhaust was rusted on there!

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Pastor John

05-07-2014 15:24:42




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 Re: Manifold song .. wrong season .. somehow still appropriate in reply to Barry75, 05-07-2014 06:59:37  
I think someone I know will be singing this tune very soon!



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Don L.

05-07-2014 10:08:12




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 Re: Manifold song .. wrong season .. somehow still appropriate in reply to Barry75, 05-07-2014 06:59:37  
Everybody Funny..... Now U Funny Too. [ George Throgood}

I am on my 141st stanza on that song. Don L.
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Barry75

05-07-2014 12:06:30




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 Re: Manifold song .. wrong season .. somehow still appropriate in reply to Don L., 05-07-2014 10:08:12  
I KNEW you'd appreciate that, Mr. Manifold!!!



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Chuck Machinist

05-07-2014 14:54:48




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 Re: Manifold song .. wrong season .. somehow still appropriate in reply to Barry75, 05-07-2014 12:06:30  
I laughed so hard ,that I spilled my barley pop! ok crap.



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